Book Title: A Dancer in Wartime : The touching true story of a young girl's journey from the Blitz to the Bright Lights
Author: Misty Copeland
Format: Paperback | 304 pages
Publication Date: 17 Dec 2012
London during the Blitz was a time of hardship, heroism and hope.
For Gillian Lynne - a budding ballerina - it was also a time of great change as she was evacuated from war-torn London to a crumbling mansion, where dance classes took place in the faded ballroom.
Life was hard, but her talent and dedication shone through and an astonishing journey ensued, which saw Gillian dancing a triumphant debut in Swan Lake, performing in the West End with doodlebugs falling and touring a devastated Europe entertaining the troops.
A Dancer in Wartime paints a vivid and moving picture of what life was really like during the hard years of the Blitz and brings to life a lost world.